Driver rams car into FBI office gate in Atlanta

A car was rammed into a security gate at an FBI field office in Georgia on Monday lunchtime.

The vehicle, a red SUV, was seen wedged against a retractable barrier at the office on Flowers Road in Chamblee, Atlanta.

A spokesperson told The Independent that it happened just after 12pm local time.

“The suspect was taken into custody by Dekalb Police,” the spokesperson said. “There are no injuries and agents are checking the car as a precaution. We don’t have any further information at this time.”

In aerial footage, the vehicle’s hood could be seen crumpled against the rising barrier, with an armoured vehicle just behind it.

Bomb squad technicians reportedly checked the vehicle over and gave it the all-clear.

In a later update, an FBI official said the suspect was not associated with the facility. The driver had attempted to follow an FBI vehicle through the gate when the incident happened, the official added.

The Independent approached the DeKalb County Police Department for further comment, with a spokesperson saying the FBI was dealing with the investigation.

The motive remained unclear as of 2.50pm local time, as the vehicle was towed away to clear the gate.